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Hennessey celebrates 10,000th car with 808-horsepower Heritage Mustang

Hennessey celebrates 10,000th ...
The Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang is racy in red
The Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang is racy in red
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The Hennessey team celebrates its 10,000th car with a monster Heritage Mustang
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The Hennessey team celebrates its 10,000th car with a monster Heritage Mustang
A new top speed over 200 mph should satisfy most performance requirements
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A new top speed over 200 mph should satisfy most performance requirements
0-60 mph is knocked off in 3.3 seconds
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0-60 mph is knocked off in 3.3 seconds
The body shape is largely unchanged from the stock Mustang GT, but hey, that thing was already a beauty
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The body shape is largely unchanged from the stock Mustang GT, but hey, that thing was already a beauty
A 3-litre supercharger and other engine mods boost the peak power over 800 horses
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A 3-litre supercharger and other engine mods boost the peak power over 800 horses
Torque is some 677 pound-feet
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Torque is some 677 pound-feet
Lowered sports suspension from KW should help control the Mustang's tendency to not like corners
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Lowered sports suspension from KW should help control the Mustang's tendency to not like corners
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: 19 will be made
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: 19 will be made
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: pricetag reads US$89,950
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: pricetag reads US$89,950
The Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang is racy in red
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The Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang is racy in red
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: upgraded Brembo brakes with 15-inch rotors are an option
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: upgraded Brembo brakes with 15-inch rotors are an option
The Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang's sticker kit is really the only thing that shouts "modified" to look at this thing
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The Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang's sticker kit is really the only thing that shouts "modified" to look at this thing
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: calibrating 10,000 custom cars since 1991
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: calibrating 10,000 custom cars since 1991
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: side view
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: side view
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: baby got back
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: baby got back
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: side three quarter view
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: side three quarter view
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: side rear three quarter view
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: side rear three quarter view
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: CarbonAero front splitter
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: CarbonAero front splitter
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: carbon splitter should help stick it to the ground at 200mph
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: carbon splitter should help stick it to the ground at 200mph
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: carbon splitter and side skirts
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: carbon splitter and side skirts
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: all 19 will be #1 as far as the sticker kit is concerned
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: all 19 will be #1 as far as the sticker kit is concerned
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a fine hood
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a fine hood
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: 20-inch alloy wheels
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: 20-inch alloy wheels
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: those wheels are still 20-inch and alloy
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: those wheels are still 20-inch and alloy
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a different 20-inch alloy wheel
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a different 20-inch alloy wheel
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a further 20-inch alloy wheel, this time with a Ford sticker
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a further 20-inch alloy wheel, this time with a Ford sticker
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: CarbonAero rear spoiler with a "gurney lip"
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: CarbonAero rear spoiler with a "gurney lip"
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: rear spoiler is quite tasteful for an 800-horse Mustang
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: rear spoiler is quite tasteful for an 800-horse Mustang
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: sweet Hennessey logo
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: sweet Hennessey logo
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: embroidered headrests
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: embroidered headrests
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a fine car for a fine milestone
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Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: a fine car for a fine milestone
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Hennessey Performance, the Texan tuning house well known for building some of the world's fastest cars, has just announced 19 special-edition Mustangs in honor of its 10,000th build. Upgrades on this US$90,000 monster go well beyond the motor.

Starting out with a 2019 Mustang GT Coupe, the Hennessey team upgrades the engine with a three-liter supercharger, an air to water intercooler, high-flow induction system and upgraded injectors and fuel pump. The exhaust system is a stainless steel job from Catback.

With a little time on the dyno, you're soon looking at nearly double the stock car's horsepower. That's 808 ponies (603 kW) in your Pony, as well as a very healthy 677 lb-ft (918 Nm) of torque.

The Hennessey team celebrates its 10,000th car with a monster Heritage Mustang
The Hennessey team celebrates its 10,000th car with a monster Heritage Mustang

There are chassis mods as well, which is a good thing since the last stock Mustang GT we drove (with only 435 horses) struggled to haul its own considerable weight through corners with any kind of precision.

In addition to 20-inch alloy wheels and Pilot Sport Cup Michelins, the Hennessey Heritage Edition gets lowered with a KW Variant 1 suspension kit that should help control some of the 'Stang's tendency toward body roll, especially given how much faster the approach and exit could be. The entire package is put over a chassis dyno for final tuning.

Brakes are optionally upgraded to Brembo 6-pots at the front and 4-pots at the rear, with 15.1-inch discs all round. We'd take that upgrade.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: carbon splitter and side skirts
Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang: carbon splitter and side skirts

And finally, to the carbon, which includes a front splitter, side sills and a fairly restrained rear spoiler from CarbonAero to help this thing handle a new top speed in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h). The 0-60-mph (0-96.6 km/h) sprint is a 3.3 second proposition, which won't bother any of the electrics or hybrids on the block, but it'll shout its way there with a full set of lungs, so that's something.

Only 19 Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustangs will be built, with a price tag of US$89,950. All are red, with white stripes 'n' stickers and embroidered headrests. Little has been done to the overall shape of the car, and that's just fine by us.

Enjoy a video below, as well as a ton of pics in the gallery.

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2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Mustang

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Martin Hone
The exhaust is stainless steel, I get that. I assume it is also bigger diameter but not sure what is meant by 'Catback' . Is that the manufacturers name or is it a higher performance exhaust, from the catalytic converter, back .....often referred to as cat back ??